A couple of weeks ago I covered the Virgin Atlantic summer sale, which had some decent little bits and bobs if direct flights from the UK are your thing. Last Thursday BA launched a new world sale. And the good news is it’s decidedly better than the last one that finished at the beginning of July!
Back in the June/July sale, it was a struggle to get much change out £2k for a business class return to North American destinations. This time around, things seem to have improved markedly, with some pretty decent offers to be had in First too.
World Traveller – Economy
Prices are based on return flights unless stated.
- New York from £398
- Miami from £409
- Boston from £339
- New Orleans from £549
- Chicago from £509
- Orlando from Gatwick from £455
- Tampa from £430
- Las Vegas from £568
- Fort Lauderdale from £378
- Calgary from £466
- Tenerife from £40 each way
- Malta from £35 each way
- Dubrovnik from £45 each way
- Paphos from £40 each way
- Funchal from £40 each way
- Fuerteventura from £40 each way
Rest of the World
- Barbados from £465
- Tokyo from £648
- Muscat from £349
- Dubai from £359
- Mauritius from £610
- Bermuda from £1797
- Buenos Aires from £2199
- Kingston from £1195
- Mexico City from £1617
- New York from £1503
- Philadelphia from£1494
- Port of Spain £1695 return
- Punta Cana from £1195
- San Jose (Costa Rica) from £1595
- Santiago from £2005
- Sao Paulo from £2199
- Toronto from £1297
- Paris £99 each-way
- Malaga £109 each-way
- Nice £117 each-way
- Rome £119 each-way
- Vienna £137 each-way
First Class bargains?
Now there’s a sentence I don’t often find myself writing. BA is running a special First Class offer during this sale:
Having a quick look at various destinations, it really does seem as simple as described.
There is a £200 premium for First Class over Club World to sale destinations. For example, flights to Toronto start at £1293 return in Club World and £1693 in First Class. Similarly, Philadelphia prices up at £1494 in Club World and £1894 in First.
BA Holiday offers
The benefits of BA Holiday deals can be two-fold. Firstly, this can be a good way to pick up an excellent deal on your flights and hotels that would have been far more expensive to book separately.
Secondly, it is worth remembering that BA Holidays earn bonus Avios and only require full payment 5 weeks before your flight with only a small deposit is required at time of booking. This may well appeal if you don’t fancy paying off a mid-2018 holiday in September 2017!
Here are some examples of BA Holiday pricing:
Las Vegas – British Airways offers three nights at the 3* Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park / Excalibur, from £499 per person, travelling January 1 to January 31. Includes World Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
New York – British Airways offers three nights at the 3* The Gallivant Times Square, from £469 per person, travelling January 7 – January 31. Includes World Traveller return flights from London Heathrow and accommodation.
Barbados – British Airways offers seven nights at the 3* All Seasons Europa/Rostrevor, from £529 per person, travelling April 23 to June 29. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation.
Nice – British Airways offers two nights at the 3* Comfort Suites Cannes Mandelieu, from £99 per person, travelling November 1 to February 28. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
Mauritius – British Airways offers seven nights at the 3* Coin de Mire, from £779 per person, travelling June 1 to June 30. Includes World Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast.
Dubai – British Airways offers three nights at the 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat, from £399 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31. Includes World Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
Johannesburg – British Airways offers five nights at the 3* Holiday Inn Express Sandton-Woodmead, from £669 per person, travelling May 1 to May 31. Includes World Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
Hong Kong – British Airways offers four nights at the 3* Best Western Plus Hotel, Hong Kong, from £509 per person, travelling January 2 to February 15. Includes World Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation.
How to book
Head over to the dedicated sale page on ba.com to view all of the available deals.
Alternatively, I have mentioned before the easiest way to check out the best deals in a BA sale is to use the Low Fare Finder Tool on ba.com. This allows you to easily view the cheapest fares across a number of months in different cabins.
Bear in mind though that these prices are only updated every 24 hours, therefore the price you see on Low Fare Finder Tool may not fully reflect availability or price shifts.
Full sale T&C’s can be found at the bottom of this page.
Sale ends 26th September 2017
While there are no superb £1,008 Black Friday Club World deals, this is a solid sale, especially when you factor in the ability to fly direct and start from the UK. The fact that First Class also seems to be locked in at an extra £200 per leg for many destinations is a nice extra. If you do decide to splurge, look to do it on the outbound, that way you will have a chance to try the ‘new’ First Wing as well as the Concorde Room.
Head over to ba.com to see if you can find anything tempting.